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Italian term or phrase:rilievi
English translation:high ground
Entered by: Alessandra Renna
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12:23 Sep 4, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geography
Italian term or phrase: rilievi
" un addensamento di rilievi sulla costa occidentale da' luogo a una cordillera rocciosa che si oppone a mare e venti".
I don't want to call them "mountains" because they are not really tall enough; I can't call them "ridges" because it seems diminutive (they are a few hundred meters tall). I have (rarely) seen the word "relief" used geographically, but it does not seem widely accepted, especially in the plural form. I thought of "elevated areas", but it seems awkward. What do you think?
xxxroaver
Local time: 07:19
high ground
Explanation:
This chain of high ground is known as the Grampian Mountains. The Grampian Mountains, with the adjacent tracts of high ground which stretch far out on either hand from the principal line of elevation, cover the larger part of the region called the Highlands, that includes nearly all the north and west of Scotland.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Geography-of-Britain

Mountain range may be an option
http://www.answers.com/topic/mountain-range
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O999-mountainrange.html

I'd use high ground for rilievi and mountain range or cordillera for cordigliera rocciosa
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Alessandra Renna
Local time: 07:19
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high ground


Explanation:
This chain of high ground is known as the Grampian Mountains. The Grampian Mountains, with the adjacent tracts of high ground which stretch far out on either hand from the principal line of elevation, cover the larger part of the region called the Highlands, that includes nearly all the north and west of Scotland.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Geography-of-Britain

Mountain range may be an option
http://www.answers.com/topic/mountain-range
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O999-mountainrange.html

I'd use high ground for rilievi and mountain range or cordillera for cordigliera rocciosa

Alessandra Renna
Local time: 07:19
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4
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agree  Pompeo Lattanzi: If you don't want to use "relief" this is the best alternative IMHO
1 hr
  -> Thanks a lot, Pompeo

agree  Umberto Cassano
4 hrs
  -> grazie

agree  Star2000
22 hrs
  -> thanks
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Sep 18, 2008 - Changes made by Alessandra Renna:
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